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Re: Support for arbitrary xml vocabularies

From: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 14:43:41 +0200
To: Thomas Comiotto <thomas.comiotto@id.uzh.ch>
Cc: www-amaya-dev@w3.org
Message-Id: <200707121443.41373.vatton@inrialpes.fr>

On Wednesday 04 July 2007 11:30, Thomas Comiotto wrote:
> Hi devs
>
> I have a question not directly related to Amaya development but maybe
> somebody likes to answer nevertheless or point me to a appropriate
> place to discuss the matter.
>
> I am currently working on a WYSIWYG-XML-editor extension for Firefox
> that will (besides other things) support XTiger. The editor lets you
> edit a xhtml view of an arbitrary xml doctype based on xslt transform
> and schema/DTD. Guided editing is achieved by a either XTiger or a
> combination of XTiger (libraries only) and schema/DTD.
>
> Support for arbitrary xml vocabularies is a strong requirement, so
> unlike Amaya my editor has no hardwired knowledge about the semantics
> of a given target format. The data model that is dealt with by high
> level edit operations (e.g. merge two table cells, make a selection
> bold, insert a link, find a document anchor) has to be configurable
> with regards to a particular target format - given that the target
> format has ways to express it.
>
> For example, users can specify how tables, links, embedded objects
> etc. are expressed in a given target vocabulary.
>
> I did some extensive web search to find a standardized configuration
> format suitable for the job but didn't find anything decent. What
> would be needed is a simple syntax to bind a generalized vocabulary
> to a given target markup. So I came up with my own rdf lingo that
> does just that.
>
>
> <Binding rdf:about="format:strong">
>    <targetElement name="formatted" namespaceURI="http://www.elml.ch"/>
>    <targetAttribute name="style" value="bold"/>
> </Binding>
>
> <Binding rdf:about="format:columnDeclaration">
>    <targetElement name="columns" namespace="http://www.mozilla.org/
> keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"/>
> </Binding>
>
> <Binding rdf:about="link:href">
>    <targetAttribute name="href" namespaceURI="http://www.w3.org/1999/
> xhtml"/>
> </Binding>
>
>
> In combination with schema/DTD data this seems to give me everything
> I need for providing users with the high level stuff they want.
>
> My question is: has support for arbitrary xml vocabularies been
> considered for Amaya? 

Not yet.

> If so, have you guys any hints or pointers to a standardized solution?
>
> Best Regards
> Thomas

>
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